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What to do with 4 old CRT Monitors?

post #1 of 18
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We have 4 10 year old CRT Monitors. One of them only works like 75% of the time, the others are fine.

Are there any use for these at all? Should I do something fun with them or just trash them?
post #2 of 18
For the non-working one(s):

Boring answer - recycle them
Fun answer - drop them off a tall building, blow them up, set fire to them or all of the above.

For the working one(s):

Boring answer - donate them to a worthy cause
Fun answer - play something hideous on them (like Justin Beiber) and then blow them up.
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post #4 of 18
toss them out your window onto passing school children. how many monitors do you use now? not suggesting dual monitor for gaming with one crt but 2 monitors can really increase productivity if you have the space for another.
Edited by nazarein - 10/12/11 at 10:10pm
post #5 of 18
Tie them up and drag them behind your car during Christmas and voila!
post #6 of 18
Plug them in, then hold magnets up to the screen.
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post #7 of 18
If they display a decent resolution at a high refresh rate, they are actually worth something. If not, I would first try to list them on craigslist for $5 or $10 each. That would at least cover the cost of a new game.
post #8 of 18
I personally would take the dodgy one apart and see how it works.

Afterwards, put it back together and make it meet its demise
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post #9 of 18
Well they can be used as monitors if they work...they just won't look as nice, strain your eyes more, take up the desk space of about 3 or 4 LCDs and use considerably more electricity than an LCD.

Other than that...take them to a recycling center or if you are a not so nice person you can find a dumpster, but since there is mercury in them you should really take it to a recycling center.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by xPwn View Post
Plug them in, then hold magnets up to the screen.
this one is fun!!
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